The Office of Alumni Engagement works in partnership with the Alumni Society Board and various Alumni Affiliates to support alumni involvement and success, and to provide opportunities for members of the UM-Dearborn community to connect.
Learn more about UM-Dearborn Alumni Affiliates below:
African American Alumni Affiliate
The African American Alumni Affiliate engages African American alumni to help UM-Dearborn facilitate the recruitment, development (academic, cultural and personal), retention and graduation of African American students. The Affiliate supports the following activities each year:
- Black Celebratory, Annual celebration of recent African American graduates, reflecting on personal contributions to the community
- Souls of Success Retreat Alumni Panel, Annual retreat designed by the African and African American Studies program, providing personal and professional development to African American students.
- Opportunity Scholar Interviews, In conjunction with the Office of Admissions and Orientation, alumni mingle with students, and parents of students, seeking an increased Opportunity Scholarship award.
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters Alumni Affiliate
As a College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters alumnus/a, you are a member of UM-Dearborn's largest group of graduates - CASL has over 23,000 living alumni. Just think of all the networking opportunities!
The CASL Alumni Affiliate supports the success of the College, current CASL students and CASL alumni by facilitating the following:
- CASL Alumni Affiliate Scholarship, a scholarship created in 1995 to support current UM-Dearborn CASL students
- College Support, the Affiliate works in partnership with the College to provide strong alumni connections
College of Business Alumni Affiliate
The College of Business Alumni Affiliate serves as a resource and advocate to alumni, students, faculty, and administration within the College of Business. The affiliate provides applicable professional experiences and tools to enhance current COB student career readiness, including workshops and coaching opportunities such as:
- COB Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, the Affiliate's signature fundraising event for COB student organizations
- Alumni Professional Development Week, a week of workshops and alumni to student career development sessions
- Career Coaching, COB Alumni are invited to work with the Internship and Career Management Center in order to coach current COB students on career aspirations and provide mentoring
College of Engineering and Computer Sciences Alumni Affiliate
The College of Engineering and Computer Science has graduated over 15,000 students since 1962. CECS alumni are professionals at all corporate levels in many diverse technical fields. The Affiliate provides valuable resources to the university, alumni, CECS students, both present and future.
The Affiliate supports the CECS Showcase, inviting alumni and friends to visit the current exhibitions CECS students are developing at UM-Dearborn.
College of Education, Health, and Human Services Alumni Affiliate
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services Alumni Affiliate provides opportunities for alumni to remain actively involved with the college, fellow alumni, and the UM-Dearborn community.
The Affiliate provides opportunities for alumni to support current students such as the World Cafe mentoring event in which alumni volunteers met with groups of five to six students to discuss career aspirations.
Graduates of the Last Decade Alumni Affiliate
The Graduates of the Last Decade Alumni Affiliate (GOLD) provides recent graduates with opportunities to network with fellow UM-Dearborn grads and to stay connected with the UM-Dearborn community. GOLD also introduces current students to recent alumni and alumni activities.
Annual GOLD activities include:
- Move-in-Day and Welcome Week, GOLD partners with the African American Alumni Affiliate to welcome students back to campus
- Maize and Blue Bowl, Annual Homecoming flag football game, Alumni vs. Students
- Holiday Social, networking social event for GOLD alumni
- Recent Grads BBQ, Recent grads welcome the most recent class to the UM-Dearborn Alumni family